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5 Questions to Ask an LTE Chip Maker

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP Marketing and Business Development at Altair Semiconductor | Blogs | Comments

One of the components of your future device is a cellular chip. There are many chip providers from which to choose, all eager to help bring your product to market. The decision to partner with a chipset vendor is not an easy one, and requires a significant amount of research, time, and resources...

SV Microwave Releases Application Note for the QuarterBack Connector Series

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SV Microwave has released a new Application Note for the QuarterBack connector series.  The line utilizes a quarter turn bayonet style coupling nut with a locking feature for standard SMP/SMPM interfaces.  The QuarterBack connectors...

New Bike Taillight Features Embedded Tracking Device

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Leslie Hart, Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Nastek Tecnologia has announced the launch of Yon Bike Lamp, a hi-tech GSM/GPS tracker embedded in a bicycle taillight. The company also announced that they selected Telit Wireless Solutions to provide M2M modules for the Yon Bike Lamp...

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Telit Debuts Enhanced One Stop. One Shop. Featuring m2mAIR Cloud

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced new services resulting from their recent acquisition of ILS Technology. m2mAIR Cloud services are powered by the world-leading ILS Technology deviceWISE Application Enablement Platform (AEP). The addition of platform and cloud services enables...

Animatronic Iron Man Suit

May 2, 2014 8:31 am | by WDD Staff | Videos | Comments

Animatronic Iron Man suit with wireless helmet, shoulder rockets, forearm missile, hip pods, light up boots and moving back flaps. The suit has four Arduino microcontrollers, 20 servo motors, a digital sound board and...                         

White House Seeks Stronger Privacy Laws for Data

May 2, 2014 8:21 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation...                   

Gift Guide: Solid Tech Options for Upgrading Mom

May 2, 2014 8:17 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mom is busy.She's working and making and doing and raising you, among other things. In return, it's probably time for her to upgrade her aging PC or laptop...                           

Police Use New Tool to Source Crowds for Evidence

May 2, 2014 8:11 am | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks. Dozens were injured and about 50 people ended up in the hospital, including several police officers...                      

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Embedded I/O Modules with MiniPCIe Interface for Fast I/O Extension

May 1, 2014 9:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has announced a series of new Embedded I/O Modules for Touch, CANBus, Parallel, Serial, GigaLAN, SATA III, and USB 3.0 using standard full-size MiniPCIe interface...                                   

WavePoint Platform from FreeWave

May 1, 2014 8:23 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, Wireless Design and Development sits down with Brad Gilbert who is the Senior Product Manager of Licensed and Ethernet radios at FreeWave Technologies...                        

Advantech's COM Express Mini Module

May 1, 2014 2:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech (Irvine, CA), an embedded computing solution provider, has announced the debut of SOM-7567 COM Express® Mini Type 10 module, featuring Intel® Atom™ E3800/Celeron® N2930/J1900 with significant CPU and graphics performance improvements...

New Rapid Synthesis Developed for Bilayer Graphene and High-Performance Transistors

May 1, 2014 2:14 pm | by Melissa Van De Werfhorst, UC - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Rice University, have recently demonstrated a rapid synthesis technique for large-area Bernal (or AB) stacked bilayer graphene films that can open up new pathways for digital electronics and transparent conductor applications...

NYU Wireless and Straight Path Spectrum Team Up to Address Escalating Demand For Bandwidth

May 1, 2014 9:27 am | by Kathleen Hamilton, NYU Press Office | News | Comments

NYU Wireless and Straight Path Spectrum, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Straight Path Communications Inc., announced that Straight Path is joining the New York University-based research center as an affiliate sponsor and advisory board member...

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Revolutionary Sensor Links Pressure to Color Change

May 1, 2014 9:25 am | by Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California – Riverside | News | Comments

Imagine an automobile crash test that uses test dummies painted all over with a substance that can change color according to the levels of stress that various parts of the dummies' bodies will endure. Such a "color map" could provide vital information to engineers designing safer automobiles...                     

Wheeler Says FCC Won't Allow Internet 'Slow Lane'

May 1, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's top telecommunications regulator defended his latest proposal to protect an open Internet, warning cable companies that manipulating data traffic on their networks for profit would not be tolerated...              

As Facebook Matures, it Looks to Grow Mobile Reach

May 1, 2014 9:23 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Mark Zuckerberg, like Facebook, is maturing. The soon-to-be 30-year-old CEO of the decade-old social networking company grew reflective as he stood before hundreds of app developers to announce a host of mobile features designed to put...                             

A Shape-Shifting Smartphone

April 30, 2014 2:30 pm | by Human Media Lab | Videos | Comments

PaperFold is a shape-changing smartphone allows users to fold open up to three flexible electrophoretic displays to provide extra screen real estate when needed. Displays are detachable such that users can fold the device into various shapes that can range from an ultra notebook shape to a foldout map...               

IPSO Alliance Announces Semi-Finalists in IoT Competition

April 30, 2014 2:17 pm | by IPSO Alliance | News | Comments

The IPSO (Internet Protocol for Smart Objects) Alliance announced their ten semi-finalists for IPSO CHALLENGE 2014...                         

The Flaws of Graphene

April 30, 2014 12:32 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, there is no disputing that graphene is string and possibly the miracle material for applications, however...              

New Material for Flat Semiconductors

April 30, 2014 10:59 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers around the world have been working to harness the unusual properties of graphene, a two-dimensional sheet of carbon atoms. But graphene lacks one important characteristic that would make it even more useful: a property called a bandgap, which is essential for making devices such as computer chips and solar cells...

Photos of the Day: 2D, Self-Assembling Material

April 30, 2014 10:58 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The new material, a combination of nickel and an organic compound called HITP, also has the advantage of self-assembly: Its constituents naturally assemble themselves, a “bottom-up” approach that could lend itself to easier manufacturing and tuning of desired properties by adjusting relative amounts of the ingredients...        

New Lab-on-a-Chip Device Overcomes Miniaturization Problems

April 30, 2014 9:52 am | by Deborah Smith, University of New South Wales | News | Comments

UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological molecules...            

Harnessing Magnetic Vortices for Making Nanoscale Antennas

April 30, 2014 9:52 am | by Karen McNulty Walsh, Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics...               

Graphene Not All Good

April 30, 2014 9:20 am | by Sean Nealon, University of California, Riverside Bourns College | News | Comments

In a first-of-its-kind study of how a material some think could transform the electronics industry moves in water, researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering found graphene oxide nanoparticles are very mobile in lakes or streams and therefore likely to cause negative environmental impacts if released...                 

Justices Wary of Unlimited Cellphone Searches

April 30, 2014 9:09 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search through cellphones of people they arrest, taking on a new issue of privacy in the face of rapidly changing technology...                                    

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